Norwich City’s Premier League season is now well underway and the Canaries sit 16th in the table after matchday one.
Daniel Farke’s men lost 4-1 to Liverpool at Anfield last Friday, in, arguably, the hardest fixture for any side over the first game week.
Grant Hanley scored an own goal after seven minutes, with Mo Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Divock Origi making it 4-0 before half-time. Norwich’s Teemu Pukki did pull one back in the second-half, but it was a mere consolation.
However, heavy defeats for Chelsea, Watford, Southampton and West Ham keep Norwich out of the bottom three heading into their second game of the season.
Norwich host Newcastle at Carrow Road on Saturday, as they look to get their first points on the board for the 2019/20 campaign.
We have decided to start a Power Rankings list of the top five Norwich performers after every Premier League match, which will fluctuate throughout the campaign!
Here is our first five…
5: Emi Buendia
The Argentine midfielder struggled to really affect the game in the first-half, but then popped up with a typical Buendia through ball to Pukki for Norwich’s goal. One game one assist, not bad from the man who managed 17 assists in all competitions for the club last term.
4: Todd Cantwell
After a surprise start at Anfield, Cantwell produced a good performance down the left flank. He was composed on the ball and created a number of chances with his link-up play around the box.
3: Teemu Pukki
Pukki’s goalscoring record for Norwich just gets better and better. 30 goals last season and one in one for the current campaign. He caused constant problems for Liverpool’s defence and too his goal brilliantly.
2: Tim Krul
And the runner up is Tim Krul! The Dutchman ranks second after a string of fine stops in the second-half of Norwich’s loss at Anfield. With Ralf Fahrmann pushing him for his place, Krul stood up and showed that he still has what it takes.
1: Ben Godfrey
Godfrey was given our Read Norwich Man of the Match award, so had to top these rankings. The young centre-back stood out at the back, amid a poor defensive display from his partner Grant Hanley. The young defender will be hoping for another strong display against Newcastle.